Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:39 AM
That is a link to my thread for OC'ing my computer. I was getting help from others, and so far it was turning out pretty good. You have a different MOBO then me, however, it could probably still come in useful.
Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:02 PM
Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:39 PM
It's so high because you have that Rosewill CPU Cooler, they are poor quality...
Yeah thanks for the link. I was running some of the OCing apps and saw that my CPU core temps were hovering around 50C with no overclocking. Why do you think this is so high? Room temp is around 74C
I highly suggest you change it before attempting to overclock, as the more you overclock, the more heat will be produced - and your CPU is idling far too high to begin with. Something like this should see massive drops in temperatures.
And room temp - 74C? I hope you mean F.
Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:56 PM
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:08 AM
Too much thermal paste is an issue, but not greatly. If you reapplied it properly, you might get 2C or 3C cooler (if you're lucky), but that's still not enough.
I might have put a little too much thermal paste on the CPU...could that also be a contributing issue? Its gonna be a pain in the [bleep] to switch out the cooler because that basically means taking the whole rig apart.
Upgrading to a new heatsink/fan should not require pulling the whole rig apart. I did mine not too long ago, I upgraded the standard Intel heatsink/fan to an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It was a very easy upgrade and, while not quite as good as the Xigmatek, still gives great performance for the money.
Here's a link to the slideshow I made, enjoy!
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:36 AM
Here is the link to the cooler I have installed...is it really that bad? For the price I figured it would be more than adequate.
Did you read any of the reviews? Some of them are complaining about a lack of copper, which might be a misleading review. However, there are reviews about it not cooling adequately, and not being able to seat it right on the MOBO. Prices are misleading. In a perfect world, you would pay more for a better product. However, that is not the case (Look at the price of the Xbox 360 vs the Wii (Looks both ways for someone to jump me on this comment)).
I find that bad reviews seem to come from somewhere, so if it has any, then make sure to read them. For example, the heatsink that I have has bad reviews about getting it on there, and suggests buying the mounting bracket, I did not listen to this at first, and I ended up paying the price afterwards. I then bought the mounting bracket, and it now works pretty good. It was still a pain to get the thing on though...
Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:02 AM
What are your opinions on this Cooler?
I tried to RMA on Newegg and they are only going to give me ~$15 back because I got it as a combo discount. Is there anything else I can do to get this thing cooling better other than buying a new unit? I dont really need to heavily OC, so what do you think I should make my goals at if I kept this cooler? Also what applications will OCing aid in directly, as im not sure I even need to OC.
Edited by Primevi1, 20 August 2008 - 08:57 AM.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:33 AM
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:16 AM
I also failed to mention I have my RAM at 1066MHz because it defaulted to 800MHz, but was rated at 1066MHz so I wanted to optimize it.
On second review my CPU seems to run around 32C while both of the cores hover around 50C...is this normal (and if so how is it possible?)
Edited by Primevi1, 24 August 2008 - 05:55 PM.
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